This article is a study of the attitudes of Australian government ministers and officials towards the decolonisation of the Pacific island colonial territories in the decade from 1962 to 1972. It argues that the Australian state was very slow to recognise and understand that the winds of change would also sweep through the South Pacific and see the emergence of many new island nations by 1980.
Field of Research
210313 Pacific History (excl New Zealand and Maori) 210303 Australian History (excl Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History)
Socio Economic Objective
970121 Expanding Knowledge in History and Archaeology
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